A covenant is a bond. A promise. A token of abiding love.
Promises ground us. With every promise comes stability and beauty. Every kept vow gives courage and hope. In Promises Kept, passionate and gifted Bible teacher Courtney Reissig takes students through five Old Testament covenants—promises—with the goal of seeing God's beautiful storyline.
What are the purposes of God's covenants and how do they inform and transform the way we live? During these six weeks, we discover the meaning of God's Covenant with Adam, Abraham, the Exodus and Passover, the Mosaic Covenant, God's Covenant with David, and the New Covenant Promised. Participants see God's purposes for His people, their place in His purposes, and how the entire Bible fits together. Additionally, we will see how Jesus fulfills God's loving covenants.
Each day of homework can be completed in 20–30 minutes, with rest days included. In the process of this study, readers learn and employ an interpretive method: observe, interpret, and apply. This simple yet indispensable tool is a gift that will equip and bless all further Bible study. As we dive into God's precious promises to the people He loves, we'll find our hearts strengthened and encouraged to face our days with greater love and courage.
"How are Christians to understand the Old Testament covenants, and how do they relate to Christ? These are among the most pressing questions believers face, and Courtney Reissig offers a timely resource for Christians in this important Bible study, Promises Kept. Every believer and every congregation or Bible study group will find great encouragement, edification, wisdom, and faithfulness in this study of God's Word. This is an outstanding resource, and I commend it highly."
–R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Promises Kept walks you through the big picture of God's redemptive story in a way that will lead your heart to worship as you stand in awe of His faithfulness."
–Ruth Chou Simons
Wall Street Journal bestselling author, artist, and founder of gracelaced.com
"Too many of us approach the Bible as if it contains two opposing halves: the Old Testament and the New Testament. Law and grace. Angry God, nice Jesus. This perspective is common, and unfortunate, because it misses the true relationship between the Old Testament and the New, which is symmetry. Jesus' life and teachings are constantly calling back to the Law and the Prophets in the most subtle and breathtaking ways, but we will miss all that is happening before our very eyes unless we have teachers to guide us. Thankfully, Courtney Reissig is just such a guide, illuminating the beauty and the depths of God's Word in both accessible and practical ways. This is a wonderful resource!"
–Sharon Hodde Miller
Author of The Cost of Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises
"Covenants can be one of the most confusing and complex aspects of Scripture, but Courtney breaks them down with the skill and clarity of an experienced Bible teacher. With the use of simple timelines and charts, inductive study questions, thoughtful personal application, and opportunities for Scripture memory, students of the Word will come away with a deeper understanding of each covenant. I'm grateful for Courtney's work on this as she keeps the gospel narrative in focus and always points us to Christ!"
Coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
"The Bible is full of endless riches that display the beauty of our God, and in Promises Kept, Courtney Reissig has given us an excellent resource to dig into some of these riches, specifically the trustworthiness of God. If you want to better understand the connection of the Old Testament to the New Testament and the bigger picture of what God has done, you'll love this Bible study! I certainly did."
Bible teacher and author of Seek First the Kingdom: God's Invitation to Life and Joy in the Book of Matthew
"The story of the Bible is the true story of the world. At the heart of that story is that God has been faithful to keep His promises. In Promises Kept, Courtney does a fantastic job of laying out the story of the Bible in beautiful and accessible ways so that everyone can behold the faithfulness of God to His people."
Pastor, professor, and author of Deep Discipleship: How the Local Church Can Make Whole Disciples; cofounder of Training the Church; cohost of the Knowing Faith podcast